The Emergency Health Unit: transforming Save the Children’s emergency responses to rapidly deploy teams in humanitarian crises and offer immediate and life-saving treatment for children
Client: Save the Children UK
GSK has provided critical seed-funding and contributed over £2.6m to help build the EHU’s capability to rapidly deploy teams in over 40 humanitarian crises, offer immediate and life-saving treatment for children and has led to considerable investments from various funders to support EHU responses. For seven years of support, the EHU has deployed more than 40 times, reached more than 4,000,000 people and trained more than 10,000 health workers.
In 2021 GSK further scaled up their support of the EHU and Save the Children’s humanitarian response efforts, investing £1M to support the development of anticipatory action mechanisms, tools and procedures that will better prepare communities for the impact of climate disasters. This work will allow us to save more lives, reduce human suffering, and offset some economic impacts of emergencies.